Mx. Kit O'Connell—Hire me!

Former Digital Editor at the Texas Observer, looking for work. GLAAD Media Award and National Magazine Award-nominated editor and journalist. Friend to cats.

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“The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that ’s ban on -affirming care for minors can go into effect, overruling a lower court while the long-term constitutionality of the state’s law is still being litigated.”

After U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Idaho’s ban on gender-affirming care is in effect
idahostatesman.com/news/politi via Idaho Statesman

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2 hours ago
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A recent decision opens political organizers up to facing financial consequences if attendees break the law at protests they lead
... Decision affects , and

The Supreme Court abolishes the right to mass protest in three US states - Vox
vox.com/scotus/24080080/suprem

22 hours ago
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In , protesters for held an early-morning noise demo outside of the home of Mayor Kirk Watson, protesting his inaction in response to anti-Muslim hate crimes and community demands for a resolution. instagram.com/reel/C5yauO1OSzs

/apologies I can only find this on Instagram

22 hours ago
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Protesters for shut down roads leading to the Valero HQ in San Antonio, this morning. There were no arrests.

KSAT San Antonio: Protest in support of Palestine shuts down parts of 2 roads on Northwest Side
ksat.com/traffic/2024/04/15/pr

@palestine

1 day ago
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"The man had apparently fallen asleep inside of a recycling bin, which was picked up on West Sixth and Colorado streets in Downtown Austin."

KVUE.com: Man rescued from the back of , Texas, garbage truck
kvue.com/article/news/local/ga

1 day ago
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“We are deprioritizing the prosecution of anybody seeking the -affirming treatment for a minor child. So as to the extent possible, we want the Police Department to put any kind of prosecution for the gender-affirming treatment for a minor child at the lowest priority level.'

KXAN.com: First vote to happen on Austin protections measure
kxan.com/lgbtq/first-vote-to-h

1 day ago
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"Then they’d go down to and sit and wait. They’d literally hunt — just like you would hunt a deer or a coyote or anything else."

Civilian Border "Patriots" are murdering migrants in the desert
dailykos.com/stories/2024/4/13

1 day ago
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“Austinites are used to seeing a variety of birds of Zilker Park, but the ones spotted Thursday evening were a bit bigger than usual. And flightless.

“According to the Animal Center, two emus were roaming loose near the baseball fields at Zilker Park around 7 p.m., prompting several calls to the center ...” statesman.com/story/news/weird

3 days ago
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@silo_bear what's the link here? Though I agree overall

4 days ago
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Y'all, always check the license plate, name etc before getting into a rideshare.

police claim woman posed as driver, drugged and robbed men. kxan.com/news/local/austin/war

(edit: corrected link)

5 days ago